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David Burn
David Burn
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Aug. 28, 2010
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about me

A bookful blockhead, ignorantly read

With loads of learned lumber in his head,

Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot

To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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What Am I Missing?
Would conjecture, given that the results are for a 13-table event "based on" a 35-table event, that something went wrong with the carry-forward.
Ruling help
We require pretty strong evidence that a pair actually has an agreement that one of them has forgotten. Cases are treated on their merits, but one could imagine being unconvinced that a pair really was using Drury even if both their identically completed convention cards said "Drury". This is something ...
Ruling help
I think I may have expressed myself badly, for which I apologise. The point is that both East and West have been misinformed about the extent of the agreement. North tells East "Drury" because that is what he thinks; South tells West "clubs" (or does not tell West anything, which ...
Ruling help
Pass (1) Double (anything) 6 would not be a completely ridiculous auction.
Ruling help
Yes, he does. Both East and West are entitled to the explanation "we do not have any agreement about 2 but among the possibilities are clubs and Drury".
Ruling help
I am not sure whether Kit is stating his own position, the ACBL position or some other position. In England we adopt the approach that North and South are entitled to the explanation: "we have no agreement about 2 but among the possibilities are clubs and Drury". If it ...
A few 2/1=FG style questions
The rationale is simple enough: once spades have been established as trumps, control-bidding follows. Many people play that a control-bid in diamonds where a control-bid in clubs was available at the same level denies a control in clubs. You may not play that way yourself, but I would be surprised ...
A few 2/1=FG style questions
The 4 bid over 4 was because the bidder believed his partner had no club control. Since he didn't have one either, and since a 4 bid would promise one (though since the discovery of Clarksville not necessarily a heart control) he was constrained not to ...
Ignominious Senior Push
The play is called a "cross-ruff". That an opponent happens to have a high trump does not really affect this.
A few 2/1=FG style questions
More manageable than 1-2-3 by some distance.

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